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ethnic tensions in belgium
belgium has given the world audrey hepburn rene magritte (surrealist
artist), the saxophone(萨克斯管)and deep-fried potato chips that are somehow called
but the story behind this flat, twice-beijing-size country is of a bad
marriage between two nationalities living together that cannot stand each other.
with no new government, more than a hundred days after a general election,
rumors run wild that the country is about to disappear.
"we are two different nations, an artificial state. with nothing in common
except a king, chocolate and beer." said filp dewinter, the leader of the
flemish bloc, the extreme-right flemish party.
radical flemish separatists like mr dewinter want to divide the country
horizontally along ethnic and economic lines: to the north. flanders—where dutch
(known locally as flemish) is spoken and money is increasingly made; to the
south. french-speaking wallonla, where today old factories dominate the
the area of present-day belgium passed to the french in the 18th century.
following the defeat of napoleon in 1815. belgium was given to the kingdom of
the netherlands, from which it gained independence as a separate kingdom of the
netherlands, from which it gained independence as a separate kingdom in
since then, it has struggled for cohesion(结合).anyone who has spoken french
in a flemish city quickly gets a sense of the mutual hostility that is part of
daily life there.
but there are reasons belgium is likely to stay together, at least in the
the economies of the two regions are tightly linked, and separation would
be a financial nightmare.
but there is also deep resentment in flanders that its much healthier
economy must subsidize(补贴)the south, where unemployment is double that of the
north. french speakers in the south, meanwhile, favor the states quo(现状).
belgium has made it through previous threats of division. although some
political analysts believe this one is different, there is no panic just
"we must not worry too much." said baudouln bruggeman, a 55-year-old
school-teacher." belgium has survived on compromise since 1930. you have to
remember that this is magritte's country, the country of surrealism. anything
36【题干】who was magritte?
a.a french novelist
d.a surrealist artist
37.【题干】when did belgium become an independent kingdom?
38【题干】which statement about belgium is not true?
a.it is twice as big as beijing.
b.it has two major ethnic groups.
c.it has gone through quite a few threats of division.
d.it has no government.
39【题干】what does the passage main talk about?
c.cultural clashes in belgium.
d.music in belgium.
40【题干】the word "stand" in paragraph 2 means_____.
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